Motorcyclist killed in crash with big...

Motorcyclist killed in crash with big rig on 10 freeway in San Dimas

There are 20 comments on the LA Daily News story from Sep 22, 2010, titled Motorcyclist killed in crash with big rig on 10 freeway in San Dimas. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

A person died this morning when a motorcycle and a big rig collided on the eastbound San Bernardino Freeway in San Dimas, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Lane Jumper

Burbank, CA

#1 Sep 22, 2010
Wanna bet this Cyclist was zipping between lanes, over the speed limit, like he was gonna live forever? Wake up people. Cycle Riders, learn from this tragedy, or die..........
DRW

Winchester, CA

#2 Sep 22, 2010
You don't think the big rig was lane weaving, etc.? If he was, the biker didn't have a chance since the big rigs are so agile and motorcycles are so slow and unable to avoid other vehicles.

If anyone believes this, there's a bridge in Brooklyn we need to discuss.

Since: Oct 08

West Hills, CA

#3 Sep 22, 2010
Lane Jumper wrote:
Wanna bet this Cyclist was zipping between lanes, over the speed limit, like he was gonna live forever? Wake up people. Cycle Riders, learn from this tragedy, or die..........
Could be, or maybe he was in the truckers enormous blind spot, or it could be something else entirely.

Unfortunately the article doesn't give us much to go on.
Think before you speak

United States

#4 Sep 22, 2010
To Lane Jumper, why don't you think before you speak or write for that matter. Instead of talking without knowing the circumstances of the accident, try thinking about the family he left behind which included kids.
old trucker 309

Hesperia, CA

#5 Sep 22, 2010
when your in a BIG RIG you cant see a whole lot on the right side so watch your azz or get ran over,it sad but they cant see every thing,its the way it is.retired trucker
YAMAHA R1

Portage, MI

#6 Sep 22, 2010
It is dark at 5:20am maybe just maybe the big rig did not see him. So very sad and tragic.

My deepest sympathy to his parents, family and friends,(wife and kids if he had them). God bless him....AND HIS FAMILY.

Posters: don't be so quick to judge...his family, wife and kids may be reading this.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY :-(
old trucker 309

Hesperia, CA

#7 Sep 22, 2010
The crash scene was between Via Verde and Kellogg Drive.pot holes every where in that area,its bad
nhs family

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Sep 22, 2010
Fred was a very skilled motorcyclist on a large sized harley. AND he was my friend. God bless his wife and children. Pray for them if you are one to do so. Being critical is really not necessary on either driver. Especially without any facts available.
nhs family

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Sep 22, 2010
Lane Jumper wrote:
Wanna bet this Cyclist was zipping between lanes, over the speed limit, like he was gonna live forever? Wake up people. Cycle Riders, learn from this tragedy, or die..........
There is no need to lane split at 5:20am when there is no traffic. However, for the record, in high traffic lane splitting is legal due to the necessities of the cooling systems in motorcycles. I hope his family members don't read your comments. You lack empathy.
Fred Mertz

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Sep 22, 2010
What a dork....thin the herd of motorcyclists.
Good work, namesake.
Fred Mertz

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Sep 22, 2010
DRW wrote:
You don't think the big rig was lane weaving, etc.? If he was, the biker didn't have a chance since the big rigs are so agile and motorcycles are so slow and unable to avoid other vehicles.
If anyone believes this, there's a bridge in Brooklyn we need to discuss.
Ummmm, dumbass? Read the story again, The big rig was PARKED, so not likely weaving at the time. Not too birght are ya? And very clever and original comment about the Brooklyn Bridge. Wow,I didn't know they made them as stupid as you.
DRW

Winchester, CA

#12 Sep 22, 2010
Fred Mertz wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummmm,****? Read the story again, The big rig was PARKED, so not likely weaving at the time. Not too birght are ya? And very clever and original comment about the Brooklyn Bridge. Wow,I didn't know they made them as stupid as you.
I was being facetious, moron.

Cranky today, aren't we?
DRW

Winchester, CA

#13 Sep 22, 2010
old trucker 309 wrote:
The crash scene was between Via Verde and Kellogg Drive.pot holes every where in that area,its bad
Just saw an article here in the DN that kinda supports what you post. The article said LA has the second-worst roads in the nation.

Wonder if those unrepaired potholes had anything to do with this accident.

If the sleazebags who run the city and county would do what they are supposed to do - which includes road repair - and stop stealing from the general fund for the illegals and bloated union contracts and pensions - that motorcyclist might be with us today.

Think they care?
GSXR1000

United States

#14 Sep 22, 2010
nhs family wrote:
Fred was a very skilled motorcyclist on a large sized harley. AND he was my friend. God bless his wife and children. Pray for them if you are one to do so. Being critical is really not necessary on either driver. Especially without any facts available.
OUR FAMILY SENDS OUR CONDOLENCES TO FREDS FAMILY HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED ANYTHING COULD HAVE HAPPEND BEFORE THE ACCIDENT( HEART ATTACK ECT..) HE WAS JUST ON HIS WAY TO WORK TO SUPPORT HIS FAMILY LIKE A GOOD HUSBAND AND FATHER WOULD DO. R.I.P FRED SAY HI TO EDDIE WARREN FOR US.
Fred Mertz

United States

#16 Sep 22, 2010
GSXR1000 wrote:
<quoted text> OUR FAMILY SENDS OUR CONDOLENCES TO FREDS FAMILY HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED ANYTHING COULD HAVE HAPPEND BEFORE THE ACCIDENT( HEART ATTACK ECT..) HE WAS JUST ON HIS WAY TO WORK TO SUPPORT HIS FAMILY LIKE A GOOD HUSBAND AND FATHER WOULD DO. R.I.P FRED SAY HI TO EDDIE WARREN FOR US.
Oh golly gee that sure does make everything better. Gee willikers thanks for the kind words.

Doofus.
co worker 12

San Bernardino, CA

#17 Sep 22, 2010
hey ass O this man was a friend< and family member to me. do not judge all harley riders he was a great father and husband besides one of the best friends i have ever had. so before you judge think about how people would judge you......
Fred Mertz

United States

#18 Sep 22, 2010
co worker 12 wrote:
hey **** O this man was a friend< and family member to me. do not judge all harley riders he was a great father and husband besides one of the best friends i have ever had. so before you judge think about how people would judge you......
really? I heard the dude used to lure little girls into his van and offer them candy he had in his front pocket....
amazing

Santa Barbara, CA

#19 Sep 30, 2010
The fact that you feel the need to show ignorance and comment as you do about a man you know nothing about and an accident you once again know nothing about shows your level of stupidity. Your issues sound pretty deep! The Fraijo family has an amazing bond and love for each other...this you should learn from and stop filling your idle time with the idiotic comments and find a real hobby or better yet spend time with your family.
SoCalBiker

Long Beach, CA

#20 Oct 1, 2010
That Big Rig said to be Parked and The innocent Biker rammed into it? I believe that Someone may have Bumped/Pushed him or Ran him off the Lane? I've seen almost nobody uses thier Turn Signals on 10 Frwy since They have no respect for all people or Bikers!
My prayers and condolence goes to Fred's family & friends.
Widow

Robertsdale, AL

#21 May 18, 2011
What a low life hopeless miserable man you are

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